J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Cave Interior with Wine Barrels, near Saumur c.1826-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Cave Interior with Wine Barrels, near Saumur c.1826–8
D24831
Turner Bequest CCLIX 266
Watercolour, gouache and ink on blue paper, 131 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘266’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLIX 266’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This tonally dramatic colour study of the interior of a cave stocked with barrels of wine is derived from material Turner gathered near Saumur on his 1826 tour of the Loire Valley. See entry for Tate D23240 (Turner Bequest CCXLVIII 46) in the Nantes, Angers and Saumur sketchbook, and Tate D40128 for less developed pencil sketches of the cave dwellings of Northern France.1
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p. 222 no.83.
Verso:
Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘CCLIX – 266’ in the top left-hand corner of the sheet.

John Chu
March 2016

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Cave Interior with Wine Barrels, near Saumur c.1826–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cave-interior-with-wine-barrels-near-saumur-r1185558, accessed 04 December 2021.